Five Simple Tips to Increase the Life of Your Phone’s Battery – From the Guys Who Built It

“At the end of the day, batteries have a finite life-cycle and you can’t extend their life indefinitely. Following the tips above will help, and will certainly keep you safer when using the phone. Aside from that, there are a couple of small things you can try. Make sure you’re using the phone’s battery saver app.”

Five Simple Tips to Increase the Life of Your Phone's Battery - From the Guys Who Built It

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Properly charging your smartphone is essential for maintaining the health of your battery, and ensuring better battery life and increased safety in the long run. Simply plugging your phone in as soon as you get home and leaving the charger on until you leave in the morning is not the right solution. Since there is a lot of different advice floating around on how to charge your phone, we decided to get you tips to get the most out of your smartphone’s battery from the guys who built. Here’s what they told us:

1. Don’t let your phone overheat
Heat is perhaps the worst enemy of lithium-ion batteries, the kind most smartphones use. “You should take basic precautions like not keeping your phone on the dash board of the car where it will get a lot of direct sunlight,” says Xolo R&D team. You should also avoid charging your phone while playing graphically intensive games, because that will also raise the temperature of the phone and harm the battery, they added.

The ideal charging temperature is between 20-30 degrees Celsius, according to a OnePlus product manager.

2. Don’t use your phone while charging
In general, avoid using the phone while it is charging. This is called parasitic charging and this kind of usage can apparently be quite damaging. “Small amounts of usage load stop the battery from entering a full charging cycle, damaging the battery,” says Xolo.

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